Pottery Green Bakers in Gordon has the fortunate position of being bathed in sunlight throughout the morning. It’s quite a spacious café inside with a cosy fitout that’s part industrial, part antique chic. There’s a mix of table sizes including some share tables. Outdoor seating at the front is minimal.
The waitstaff throughout the morning unfortunately were not always available and remained fairly distant conversation & interaction wise. When we arrived, we waited by the “please wait to be seated sign” and when we received no attention and asked if we could have a seat, received an indignant look and a “yeah”.
My guest tried the single origin as a short black which I enjoyed thanks to its richness but with regards to my flat white ($3.50), I sent it back as it was comprised of far too much milk.
T2 loose leaf teas are available in all of the usual varieties for $4.50 per pot.
My banana and strawberry smoothie ($7.50) was quite thick but the flavour of fresh strawberries shone through; definitely a winner. The smoothies can be had as banana, strawberry or mixed berries. Milkshakes ($6.50) are available as vanilla, caramel, strawberry or chocolate.
The smashed avocado and fresh tomato ($13, with poached eggs $17) was much larger than I was expecting. The slices of mixed grain sourdough were big and every inch was covered with avocado. The avocado itself was smooth except for a few stringy pieces from the inside of the skin. It contained a touch of lemon and was seasoned well. The tomato was fresh and the crumbled feta that the menu promised was quite sparse. I added bacon ($4) on the side which arrived crispy as I had requested it.
The grilled haloumi and poached eggs stack ($15) is another example of good value for money at PGB. Served on sourdough toast, the stack starts with baby spinach, thick pieces of grilled haloumi, balsamic roast tomatos and poached eggs with a small amount of hollandaise. The idea is interesting but the execution lacked any conviction as the hollandaise was quite flavourless and the tomatoes were barely roasted nor flavoured. While my guest and I enjoyed the dish, there could have been more on offer.
The all day breakfast menu is huge and as well as the baked goods, you’ll find items such as traditional smoked ham and cheese croissant ($7), French toast with bacon, cinnamon bananas and Canadian maple syrup ($16), baked eggs with spicy chorizo and olives in tomato served with sourdough toast ($15).
While the layout and design of the location and smell of the baked goods was pleasant, I didn’t experience much during my visit that would entice me to visit PGB again. The portions were large but devoid of much flavoure.
Overall Rating: 15.5/25
Address: 4 St Johns Avenue, Gordon, 2072
Phone: 9499 8799
Payment Options: Credit cards, EFTPOS, cash